Acoustics in Architecture
One of the things I like most about the architectural profession is that it gives you the opportunity to work on very different projects, not only from the design point of view but also from a technical point of view.
At KVIST we have had the opportunity to work in different project with different acoustic needs, from a very specialized type of building, working really close with acoustician specialists to small office where the level of noise is really important regarding to privacy for the clients.
Planning a Project
Specification of ecological materials, recycling and reuse is no longer the future, but the present. We, the designers, have the responsibility to introduce these elements in our designs, communicate the importance and relevance of the use of sustainable materials and inform clients of the many alternative options and how to apply them responsibly. Subtle changes in lifestyle can really impact climate change on a larger scale without detracting from lifestyle.
1. Sustainable design strategies and materials.
If you have the opportunity to start from the beginning of a project there are a few things which are really easy to achieve that will make your house eco-friendly. Taking this approach can also give a more comfortable house with lower bills to pay.
Starting a project can be a daunting task, and most of our clients have never been through the process before. It is never too early to get in touch with an Architect or interior designer as we can help you formulate your initial ideas and advise on how best to proceed. We regularly visit potential sites with clients and produce sketch feasibility layouts to help them get an idea of whether the property is right for them.
Professional designers have a unique ability to identify opportunities and constraints from the widest possible perspective; and also focus in on very small details which make your project unique and specific to your needs.
How to approach inspiring commercial interiors
As design professionals design we are used to working on different types of projects, from a small house to a big commercial scheme, but sometimes a truly unusual challenge comes up that makes us rethink standard solutions and look at the project with different eyes.
Our team at KVIST have had the opportunity to work on a few of these usual projects over the years.
When designing a space, either independently or when working with an interior designer, start by considering the atmosphere that you want to create and the values which are important to project to visitors and users. This will set you on a path to choosing a style, defining a colour scheme and palette, as well as making informed material choices which all work together to strengthen your vision…
When you buy a listed property, it’s not because it makes financial sense but because you’ve fallen in love with the building, its character, its charm, its context. Historic houses often have generous rooms, higher ceilings and unique windows, bigger gardens and a more mature setting than new builds. They also have a story, which an extremely exciting medium to work with…